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After her hopes of getting pregnant were crushed, Caroline Van Den Heever turned to surrogacy to keep alive her dream of starting a family
My house is full of noise and activity – shouting, laughter and colourful paintings pinned to the noticeboard. Not so long ago, it was deathly quiet and I hated it. That was before my husband Jan and I had our three amazing children, born through surrogacy and egg donation in a journey that took us across the world and to the limits of our emotions.
Jennifer Aniston is promoting her new film The Switch - about a single woman who chooses to conceive via IVF. Recently she said, “Women are realizing more and more that you don’t have to settle, they don’t have to fiddle with a man to have that child. Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age. Parenting is one of the hardest jobs on earth.
Generally, people who are diagnosed with cancer need to undergo chemotherapy or radiation which often results in premature infertility. “The trend toward delaying childbearing means that many patients will not have had children when they are diagnosed. While there is recognition that cancer therapy can affect a patient’s fertility, less than 25% of oncologists inform their patients about their risks and options.”
'We never gave up hope': Parents celebrate arrival of baby girl after spending £100,000 on EIGHT rounds of IVF
After spending tens of thousands of pounds over the best part of a decade on seven failed IVF courses, the experts were clear on one thing - Sarah Francis would never have a baby.
Eggs: Interesting update out of Spain -
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Frozen eggs can be just as effective as fresh eggs for women trying to become pregnant through egg donation, new research suggests.
Women who were implanted with frozen eggs at a Spanish infertility clinic got pregnant at virtually the same rate as women implanted with fresh eggs, the researchers report in the journal Human Reproduction.
This story from the United Kingdom is another reason why you need to do your research and make sure you understand the differences in the laws regarding infertility treatment before you decide to undergo treatment abroad.
Desperate women with fertility problems have been placing newspaper adverts in a bid to find egg donors due to a national shortage, it emerged today.
Egg donations have declined steadily in recent years, following a change in the law in 2005 that allows children to trace donor parents.
Now with waiting lists stretching to over a year for donor eggs, some women have been placing appeals in local newspapers in their efforts to conceive.